Invite new members to your workspace using Google Directory

Send invitations to any teammates you'd like to work with in Slack by connecting your Google Directory to your workspace. 

The basics

  • Any member of a Slack workspace with a G Suite business account can connect their Google Directory to send or request workspace invitations.
  • Google Directory contacts will not be stored in Slack. 
  • You can disconnect your Google Directory from Slack at any time. 
  • A Google Admin at your company may choose to block access to the directory. If you don't see the option to connect your Google Directory in Slack, ask your Google Admin for help. 


Connect your account

To invite members to your workspace using your Google Directory, you'll first need to connect your Google account to Slack. 

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Click Invite people
  3. Select Add from Google Directory
  4. Follow the prompts to grant Slack access to your Google Directory. 
  5. Click Open Slack to return to your workspace. 

Tip: If you connect the wrong account by mistake, click Add from Google Directory, then click Switch Google account.


Invite people from Google Directory

Once you've connected your Google and Slack accounts, follow the steps below to send invitations:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Click Invite people. If you're on the Standard or Plus plan, choose whether you'd like to invite MembersMulti-Channel Guests, or Single-Channel Guests
  3. Select Add from Google Directory
  4. Search for names to add specific people, or scroll through the list and check the boxes next to anyone you'd like to invite. 
  5. Click Add
  6. Click Send Invitations

Note: If you don't have permission to send invitations, a request will be sent to your Workspace Owners and Admins to review. Learn more about invitation requests.


Disconnect your Google Directory from Slack

  1. Sign in to Google, then visit the Permissions page.
  2. Find Slack in the list. 
  3. Click Remove Access
  4. Click OK

Send invitations to any teammates you'd like to work with in Slack by connecting your Google Directory to your workspace. 

The basics

  • Any member of a Slack workspace with a G Suite business account can connect their Google Directory to send or request workspace invitations.
  • Google Directory contacts will not be stored in Slack. 
  • You can disconnect your Google Directory from Slack at any time. 
  • A Google Admin at your company may choose to block access to the directory. If you don't see the option to connect your Google Directory in Slack, ask your Google Admin for help. 


Connect your account

To invite members to your workspace using your Google Directory, you'll first need to connect your Google account to Slack. 

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Click Invite people to [workspace name]. If you're on the Standard or Plus plan, choose whether you'd like to invite MembersMulti-Channel Guests, or Single-Channel Guests.
  3. Select Add from Google Directory
  4. Follow the prompts to grant Slack access to your Google Directory. 
  5. Click Open Slack to return to your workspace. 

Tip: If you connect the wrong account by mistake, click Add from Google Directory, then click Switch Google account.


Invite people from Google Directory

Once you've connected your Google and Slack accounts, follow the steps below to send invitations:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Click Invite people to [workspace name]. If you're on the Standard or Plus plan, choose whether you'd like to invite MembersMulti-Channel Guests, or Single-Channel Guests
  3. Select Add from Google Directory
  4. Search for names to add specific people, or scroll through the list and check the boxes next to anyone you'd like to invite. 
  5. Click Add
  6. Click Send Invitations

Note: If you don't have permission to send invitations, a request will be sent to your Workspace Owners and Admins to review. Learn more about invitation requests.


Disconnect your Google Directory from Slack

  1. Sign in to Google, then visit the Permissions page.
  2. Find Slack in the list. 
  3. Click Remove Access
  4. Click OK